Nottingham Forest vs Norwich City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Sat 20 Oct 2018

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Nottingham Forest vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two of the top ten in the Championship in action. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Nottingham Forest stretched their unbeaten league run to six games with an impressive 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough ahead of the international break. Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban got the goals to give them three points that the expected goals data suggests flattered them.

Norwich saw their own six-game unbeaten run come to an end with a 1-0 home loss to Stoke in their last fixture. The result was harsh on City with nothing to choose between the pair on the expected goals data.

The Canaries have lost just one of their last five meetings with Forest though that came at the City Ground last season. The two battles last season combined to produce a total of just one goal.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

After their success over Middlesbrough Nottingham Forest might be a popular bet here but given they have let home points slip to Millwall and Birmingham it is not a bet I would like to be making.

Nine of 12 Norwich have played this season have been level going into the break while it is six of 12 for the Tricky Trees and as such this looks the best bet. Both teams have scored around 80% of their goals in the second-half so backing this to be the highest scoring 45 minutes also makes sense.

 

Game to be level at half-time

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

 

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

Norwich City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

29-12-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

01-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Portsmouth Team Logo Portsmouth

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

10-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees have lost a league high just one game this season though they have drawn seven and won just four. They sit in fifth place with 19 points 11 of which have come from their last five.

At the City Ground, they are unbeaten this season winning three and drawing three and you have to go back to April for their last loss here. The East Midlands outfit have seen four of their six in front of their own fans see both teams net.

Nottingham Forest have scored a respectable 17 goals this season with Lewis Grabban top goal getter with five. Their defence is in good nick having shipped a joint-fifth best 13 goals keeping clean sheets on four occasions.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Juan Rafael Fuentes and Hillel Soudani (both knee) are doubts while Sam Byram (ankle) is a long-term absentee. Diogo Goncalves will return following his suspension but Jack Robinson will begin his.

 

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries have made a decent start to the season with five victories, three draws and four defeats from their first 12 fixtures. They sit in ninth place and face a tricky run with three of their next four against teams above them.

Away from Carrow Road, they have lost just once this season drawing three and winning on two occasions. The East Anglian outfit have found the back of the net at least once in each of their six on the road.

Teemu Pukki has scored a third (five of 15) league goals that Norwich have netted in the Championship this campaign. Their defence has shipped the same number of goals (15) keeping clean sheets on four occasions.

 

Norwich City Team News

Ivo Pinto, Matt Jarvis (both knee), Grant Hanley (thigh), Aston Oxborough (hand) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are on the long-term injured list while Ben Marshall (unknown) and Kenny McLean (ankle) are closing in on returns.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nottingham Forest vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
11 RB Ben Osborn 176 75
4 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
44 CD Michael Hefele 192 87
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
8 CDM Ben Watson 178 68
31 CM Gil Dias 183 76
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
36 CM Todd Cantwell 177 66
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
10 CDM Moritz Leitner 174 65
25 CM Onel Hernandez 172 76
11 CF Jordan Rhodes 185 71